Eyebrows play an important role in the appearance. Their shape, fullness and (most frustratingly) symmetry all help to define and frame the face. And thanks to celebrities such as Cara Delevingne, full brows are all the rage.

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Monday, 19 December 2016 09:50

Be FABULOUS with Benefit Cosmetics

7 Days until Christmas…. 14 days until 2017…. This year has flown by.

We will soon be in January, those New Year resolutions running through our heads, sticking to our diets, signing up to a gym, looking after ourselves better... missing the festive celebrations and before we know it those January Blues have kicked in…

LADIES… don’t let the blues make you feel down in the dumps; join myself and Benefit Cosmetics and celebrate YOU

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At Benefit, they don’t believe in focusing on your flaws but on what makes you FABULOUS! They have your New Year beauty dilemmas covered with the help of 4 Number 1 UK best sellers… I know what’s on my Santa’s list...

Flash Your Lashes

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With the UK’s Number 1 Mascara – They’re Real. Lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. £19.50

Zap Those Pores

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With the UK’s Number 1 Primer – Pore Professional. Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! £24.50

Bronze & Pow

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With the UK’s Number 1 & celebrity favourite Bronzing Powder – Hoola. A healthy, natural-looking "tan" year-round. It's pure matte colour...no sparkle or shine! £23.50

Brow Go Wow

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With the UK’s Number 1 Brow Product. – Gimmie Brow. A tinted eyebrow gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to skin & hairs, creating natural-looking fullness and definition. £18.50

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Let Benefit Cosmetics know you’re beating the blues and hashtag your pictures with; #BEYOUROWNHERO

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:54

Dream Wedding: Eye Make Up & More!

The wedding day is the most notable day of our lives. While it is the most photographed event of your significant other and yourself, you also enjoy being close to your family and friends. Everyone has their eyes on you, you are the focal point of the event, what more could you want? Perfection? YES! Since this is a onetime white affair in the whole life, why not indulge ourselves into what exactly we desire?

Although some people opt for backyard weddings, in my perception, the wedding day should be unique, exclusive and thus, should be celebrated with the same enthusiasm.

Thanks to the expert wedding planners these days, it is easy to get a beautiful hall decorated with thematic embellishments, giveaways, flowers and what. The question is, are you focusing on yourself enough?

While the groom can appear flawless as soon as he gears up in a suit with the matching tie, is a white gown enough for you? No. An absolutely mesmerizing makeup is a must. With a vast range of makeup products available, you can go for any look you desire. FYI, smokey eye makeup is in!

With that said, let's look at some amazing smoky makeup tips that will complement your wedding dress, your auspicious occasion as well as your overall persona.

Soft Look: Daytime Wedding

Daytime Wedding

This gorgeous soft look is gaining a lot of attention. If you are planning to have a daytime wedding ceremony with a sun shining brightly at you, this look is your go to!
The soft makeup allows you to work on your jewelry and your hair without becoming too flashy. If you are not a makeup lover, this look is perfect for you.

The Elusive Cat Eyes

Cat Eyes

Cat eyes are everyone's favorite but will you wear this look at your wedding? Why not! By witnessing the picture, this gorgeous look is making the girl appear posh. By throwing in some black eye shadow, gel or winged eyeliner and fake lashes, you can bring the attention towards your eyes. While saying your vows, imagine how happy your groom will be when he looks deep into your eyes. Convinced enough?

The Black Beauty

The Black Beauty

Check out the breathtaking eye makeup this bride has opted for. This makeup is flawless, unique and bold. While there is no noticeable jewelry, the concentration diverts straight to the eyes.

To achieve this makeup goal, ask your beautician to darken your eyes in a smoky grey fashion while leaving your lips and cheeks nude. The hairstyle can either be simple curls, a gorgeous bun or a bit of both.

It is your big day, choose what pleases your eyes.

Glow like a Star

Glow like a Star

It is but natural to glow on your wedding day due to the excitement and rush of emotions to the peak. What good is the makeup which doesn’t do justice to the natural glow?
Observe the beautiful illuminating makeup that brings out the glow from within in this bride. The NYX eye shades do justice to her skin tone while the MAC gel eyeliner and the amazing mascara are the cherries on top.

If your skin tone is on the darker side, pick this makeup look and drop some jaws while you are walking towards the aisle!

Bold and Beautiful

Bold and Beautiful

If you are a bold career oriented woman, this wedding day look is made for you! I'm sure you don’t get to wear too much makeup to work, hence choose a unique ravishing look for your special day.
The dark smoky eyes and luscious red lips are the perfect models like the combo you must go for.

The bride wears a glowing embellished tiara which complements the whole ice princess fashionable look.

Reds are in!

Reds are in

If you are not an eye makeup fan and want something basic, why leave the lips plain too? Get your hands on the best lipstick range from Maybelline with various shades and textures. I'd suggest the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Color range for luscious looking lips without worrying about smudging, creasing or reapplication.

Go for the red lips, gain all the attention and pose away for those lovely pictures.

Glam it up!

Glam it up

Glam up your wedding look by standing out from the crowd. If you have worn makeup all your life through your high school, prom, gtg's with your girlfriends and everywhere else, let your 'wedding day look' be diverse. Spice it up by stepping away from the norm by choosing a mélange of black and white dress and a feathery shrug. Get yourself some diamonds for the neck and ears, make a partial messy bun with hair accessories and you will be good to go! This all may seem crazy, but imagine the beautiful pictures you will have by your side forever!

Now that we have shown you the top trending smoky makeup looks for your wedding day, why not show you how the smoky makeup is done?

• Blending is the key.
• Apply in smooth strokes. Curl the lashes and Voila!
• White smoky eyes need practice. Application and blending, both matter.
• Cat eyes require precision, patience and the right choice of color combos.

Blending is the key

White smoky eyes

Cat eyes require precision

Although you have to run through of all the trendy makeup styles and also learnt how to create unique smoky eyes, have you thought of the factors that can probably ruin your makeup look on the stage? Take a look below.

Tips and Tricks to Save your Day!

All brides make a few mistakes which can ultimately result in a disaster. From hair falling apart crisis to the eyeliner being smudged, all these factors can be eliminated if you lay your eyes on the below-mentioned tips for your oh-so-special day.

• Water Proof is the best
Choose a Mascara which is waterproof and won't create a black tear in case you decide to cry while hearing the vows!

• Contouring
Remember to contour your eyes, your cheeks, the nose and the jaw line. Defining a sleek shape will give you the beauty edge when being photographed.

• No Surprises!
Use the makeup brands you are comfortable with. New brands might not suit your skin and may result in red spots, red eyes or pimples.

• Zit is normal!
All brides fear zits. In case yours just popped out, don’t give it more germs to thrive on by poking it once in a while. Let it be, ice it up and let your makeup artist do her magic.

• Natural lighting is the key
Go for a makeover near the window so that you can use the natural light. This will help you see fine lines, ease in the blending techniques and will help you not become too flashy. The natural light will also allow the pictures to come out perfect, glossy and illuminating.

• Save the Dress
Remember to apply your foundation and other products first and then follow up the wearing of the gown. In case you do the vice versa, the white dress can get stained with makeup.

• Picture Perfect
Go for the bright colored lip colors these days. While your dress is also white, the nude shades can appear washed out in the photos. While everyone will see a pretty you, the pictures on Facebook will suggest otherwise!

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Good morning and welcome to my second part of the new Benefit Brow range. If you missed my first instalment, scroll down the page and you will see it, I recommend reading that one first.

These fabulous new brow products are on sale 24th June nationwide I’m pleased to tell you all about these incredible new products that haven’t left my pro kit since I first received them.

6, KA-BROW!

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• fills
• Sculpts
• Buildable
• Defines

A cream-gel brow colour that comes with its own brush. Rich in colour, Ka-Brow easily fills, sculpts and defines brows. This product is a buildable, so why not go for a soft and natural-looking brow in the day and build for a night rich look.

To use: Pull out the brush from the cap, glide across the cream-gel and stroke a tiny amount on the brows.

Available in 6 shades.

£18.50

7, READY, SET, BROW!

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• Holds hair in place
• Shapes
• Sets
• 24 hour staying power

An invisible product that not only shapes and sets the brows in place for 24 hours or until washed off but also locks on makeup so that the brows don’t pull a disappearing act. Flake free formula, this easy to apply setting gel is one of my new favourite key products in my kit.

To use: Simply brush onto the brows to set. Wear alone or over other brow products.

£18.50

8, 3D-Browtones

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• Enhancing highlights
• Water-resistant
• 12-hour wear
• Instant colour highlights

A highlighting gel that takes brows to the next dimension! 3D Browtones instantly enhances your natural brow colour with subtle highlights & soft contrast. Wear alone or over other brow products this 12-hour water-resistant, 12-hour wear product highlights your natural brow hair.

To use: Brush onto brow hair, building colour as desired. Use comb tip to define and perfect. The mini-comb tip fits narrowest part of the brow while the spiral bristles for even, mess-proof application.

£18.50

9, HIGH BROW & HIGH BROW GLOW

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• Brow highlighting pencils
• Brighter looking eyes
• Younger-looking eyes
• Lifting

Two pencils; High Brow and High Brow Glow. They instantly highlight the arches for brighter, boosted and younger-looking eyes. A creamy, bendable formula. High Brow is a linen pink shade for a natural looking finish and High Brow Glow is a luminous champagne pink for eye-opening wowness!

To use: Apply the pencil under your brow following the arch and lightly blend.

£17.50

That’s it.. the brand new Benefit brow collection! There is something for everyone, all brow dilemmas are fixed with their amazing new collection. Must have products in mine and many other make-up artist’s pro kits why not join us and wear perfect brows everyday.

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